The Channel Islands are renowned for their high quality of cuisine and with the opening in recent months of two fantastic new establishments in Jersey, the bar has been set even higher!
Those who have visited the Jersey Pottery restaurants over the years will have experienced for themselves the very high standard of food served at the various food outlets owned by the Jones brothers, the third generation of this entrepreneurial family who have owned Jersey Pottery since 1954. Thousands of islanders are served Jersey Pottery’s food every day through their selection of different restaurants, cafes, partnership venues and outside catering arm.
Their latest project has been to take a former Victorian Gentlemen’s Club located next to Jersey’s beautiful covered market and transform it into a European-style grand brasserie. Inspired by some of the most stunning urban brasseries and bars from around the world whilst retaining the best features of an historic St Helier building that was purpose-built for entertaining, the result is simply stunning.
The Dining Room and Brasserie can serve up to 120 people for lunch and dinner whilst the Banjo Bar, with its stunning atrium roof, can accommodate 60 guests for drinks, cocktails, bar snacks and lighter meals. In addition, Banjo has three private dining and conference/event rooms on the first floor for up to 150 and four luxurious guest bedrooms on the second floor.
Click here for more information about any of the restaurants run by Jersey Pottery.
Michelin Starred Chef Shaun Rankin recently opened his own restaurant ‘Ormer’ in the centre of St Helier on the site of what used to be the Bistro Centrale. Shaun, who appeared regularly on the popular TV cookery show “Saturday Kitchen” also filmed his own TV series “Shaun Rankin’s Island feast with ITV and was awarded his first Michelin star in 2005.
Shaun and the team worked with one of London’s most celebrated interior designers Martin Brudnizki to come up with an interior which is sophisticated and timeless incorporating bespoke furnishings, aged leathers, silk wallpapers and distressed oak paneling. The ground floor houses a 50 cover restaurant, bar and 20 cover terrace for dining al fresco. The second floor offers a stunning private dining room and bar suitable for special occasions and corporate hire. A real secret gem is the roof garden and cigar terrace……
When asked about the name of his new venture, Shaun said “I wanted to choose a name with a deep connection to Jersey; an Ormer is special and considered the King of the Jersey shoreline and I hope to reflect some of that ethos in the restaurant.”
Although Ormer has only been open for a few weeks, it is already proving to be a popular venue and Shaun is already taking bookings for 2014!
Click here to find out more about Ormer in St Helier.